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DuPage probate litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the probate claims process.
Our DuPage contested estate lawyers explain how probate claims work. In probate cases, the administrator or executor of the estate is responsible for utilizing the assets of the deceased to pay for any liabilities of the state. If someone has a cause of action against the executor, they can file a claim against the estate. In this article, our DuPage County probate claims attorneys explain the deadline to file a probate claim and how to file a claim. We also explain the process for litigating a disputed probate claim and the priority in which probate claims must be paid.
Dupage probate litigation attoyney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the Illinois Dead-Man's Act, which prevents testimony relating to conversations with deceased individuals if the testimony benefits the witness.
Our DuPage County probate litigation lawyers explain how the Illinois Dead Man"s Act impacts testimony in contested estates. The Illinois Dead-Man’s Act is a statute that prevents parties to litigation from testifying about their own conversations with a deceased person if that conversation would provide evidence beneficial to the party testifying. We explain when the Dead Man's Act applies in probate litigation, and exceptions to the Dead Man's Act.
DuPage probate litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty covers proof of will hearings also known as will prove-ups. There are differences between proof of will and will contests, which are explained in this video.
In this article, our DuPage litigation attorneys explain Illinois formal proof of will hearings in probate disputes. A formal proof of will hearing is a process in probate litigation whereby an heir or legatee can require the executor or adminstrator of the estate to present the testimony of the witnesses to the will in order to prove that the will was properly executed. Our Dupage contested estate attorneys explain how formal proof of will hearings differ from will contests, including the broader range of claims and evidence can be brought in will contests and differing deadlines to file.